[Samba] Domain admin has no access to C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Thu Aug 6 18:49:23 UTC 2020

On Thu, August 6, 2020 14:42, James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Thu Aug 6 17:14:11 UTC 2020 Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org wrote:
>> No, either case will work on Linux.
>> How did you log into the laptop ?
>> did you just log in as 'Administrator' or as 'BROCKLEY\Administrator' ?
> Originally I logged in as BROCKLEY\administrator.  I also logged on as
> BROCKLEY\Administrator and that was converted to BROCKLEY\administrator by Win
> 10 during the logon process.
> I also added BROCKLEY\administrator to the local Admins group without solving
> the problem.

An answer is found here


For your question, please run gpedit.msc to open Group Policy Editor, then
switch to Computer Configuration---> Windows Settings---> Security Settings
---> Local Policies---> Security Options, then enable "User Account Control:
Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account", after all restart
Windows to take effect. Figure as below:

I have not tried it yet. I will let you know how it goes.

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